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Neck pain

Posted by Nike (My Page) on
Fri, Sep 17, 04 at 6:39

My father has this new pain that's just behind his left ear in his neck. It came on gradually. Does anyone have any suggestions on what he can take for it?

I mentioned that I take aleve (naproxen) and advil (ibuprofen) for my pains, but I don't know what else to suggest... ???

Please help...


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RE: Neck pain

I'd say it depends on the source of the pain. I get pain behind my right year but it's due to a strained muscle from an old whiplash years ago. Other sources of pain would probably require more than just pain medication.

If it continues, I'd encourage him to see a doctor to get to the source of the pain.

Jen


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RE: Neck pain

I've had a lot of problems with degenerated disc disease. I developed pain from behind my left ear, down through my shoulder and centre of back. No one would pay any atention to me. The pain was very severe. I now have a new Dr. and he immediately told me that he thought it was the trapezious muscle, not the discs. I have allergies and can't take many medications. He did give me something but I could not tolerate it. He told me to do exercising by shrugging my shoulders. I can't believe the difference. I feel better than I have for months. If you look this muscle up on the web, you will see it covers all these areas. I so much wish someone would have listened to me before as the pain was terrible! Hope this helps.
ivamae


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